The Romans were terrified of the Dacians weapons. Their preferred sword was the single edged falcata: capable of severing limbs with a single blow. Perhaps their most dreaded weapon was the war scythe. The Romans had to adapt gladiator armor to counter it   The Dacian war scythe was known as a falx; the falcata was a Spanish weapon.  Dacian swords were short and doubled-edged, presumably based on the gladius or the xiphos.

Battle scene from the Adamclisi monument. In the foreground a Dacian warrior fight using a double-handed falx against a Roman Auxilia with lorica hamata.

The Helmet of Agighiol (Tulcea County) is a Geto-Dacian silver helmet dating from the 5th century BC, housed in the National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest.

The Helmet of Agighiol (Tulcea County) is a Geto-Dacian silver helmet dating from the century BC, housed in the National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest.

Gilded silver greaves from the Agighiol treasure. 4th century B.C., Romania, Bucharest, Muzeul National de Istorie al Romaniei (Archaeological and Art Museum), Geto-Dacian art Artwork-location: Bucharest, Muzeul National De Istorie Al Romaniei (Archaeological And Art Museum)

Thracian Gilded silver greaves from the Agighiol treasure., Romania, Bucharest, Muzeul National de Istorie al Romaniei (Archaeological and Art Museum).

The Golden Helmet of Coţofeneşti - a pure gold Geto-Dacian helmet dating from the first half of the 4th century BC, currently at the National Museum of Romanian History

The Golden Helmet of Coţofeneşti; a pure gold Geto-Dacian helmet dating from the first half of the century BC, currently at the National Museum of Romanian History

Votive plaque for cult of the Danubian rider      Roman, Early Imperial Period. The cult of the Dacian, or Danubian, Riders began to spread among Roman soldiers soon after 106 CE, when Dacia was conquered by Trajan and made a province of the Roman Empire. Traces of the cult have been found as far away as the Roman provinces of Gaul and Britain.

Votive plaque for cult of the Danubian rider Roman Early Imperial Period century A.

Dacian gold

Dacia was the land inhabited by the Dacians. The Greeks referred to them as the Getae, which were specifically a branch of the Thracians north of the Haemus Mons.

Unknown Title 	 English: Dacian Bracelet Detail Description 	 English: A Dacaian Bracelet detail Date 	4th century AD Medium 	 English: Gold. Current location 	 [show]National Museum of Romanian History

Unknown Title English: Dacian Bracelet Detail Description English: A Dacaian Bracelet detail Date century AD Medium English: Gold. Current location [show]National Museum of Romanian History

Dacian Helmets from the base of the Trajans column. Drawing made after the sketches made by late-Renaissance Italian artist, Giovanni Batista Piranesi.

Dacian Helmets from the base of the Trajans column. Drawing made after the sketches made by late-Renaissance Italian artist, Giovanni Batista Piranesi.

Romanian National History Museum Dacian bracelet exposed in National Museum of Romanian History

Romanian National History Museum Dacian bracelet exposed in National Museum of Romanian History


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